Earth sciences

Museum scientists in the Earth Sciences Department are studying the origins of the planet, the earth's resources and the evolution of life.

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Staff directory - Earth sciences

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Latest blog posts
  • Unwrapping the mystery of the woolly mammoths' extinction

    Fascinating giants that roamed four continents from circa 700,000 to 4,000 years ago: woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) have been the subject of countless conversations here at the Museum in rec...
    Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:01:14

  • Jurassic mammals were picky eaters

    Some of the earliest mammals had more specialised diets than previously thought, leading to key evolutionary traits we carry today. Shrew-sized mammals living 200 million years ago in the Jurassi...
    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:10:54